Maureen Reidy Upped To Pres./CEO Of Paley Center For Media
May 21, 2014 at 4:08 AM (PT)
The PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, which operates broadcasting museums in LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK and the PALEYFEST forums, has upped Chief Marketing Officer and Acting COO MAUREEN REIDY as President and CEO. REIDY takes the position held by PAT MITCHELL, who moves to a new role as Executive Vice Chair.
HEARST Executive Vice Chairman and PALEY CENTER board Chairman FRANK A. BENNACK, JR. said, "There is no better person to lead the PALEY CENTER than MAUREEN REIDY, and after an extensive nationwide search we were so pleased to select our new president & CEO from within the PALEY CENTER family. MAUREEN has a proven track record as a strong, respected leader and provides a business-minded approach that will build upon the PALEY CENTER;s great success and take us to even greater heights."
REIDY said, "I'm honored to have been chosen by FRANK BENNACK and the PALEY CENTER Board to serve as president and CEO and to continue PAT MITCHELL's amazing work. It's a dynamic time in the media industry, and I'm excited to lead the PALEY CENTER into a new period of growth. With the PALEY CENTER's unmatched convening power, unparalleled programs, and with one of the best teams in the business, the future is bright and the opportunities are limitless."
MITCHELL added, "Having worked with MAUREEN for the past year, I know that she is absolutely the right leader at the right time for the PALEY CENTER. For the past eight years I've worked with a truly remarkable team and been honored to steer the PALEY CENTER through a game-changing rebranding campaign and introduce innovative programming, attracting high profile leaders in entertainment, technology, business, politics, and policy. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to continue working with them in my new role as executive vice chair."